[Libreoffice] limiting maximum sheet number to 10000 in 32 bit builds

Olivier Hallot olivier.hallot at documentfoundation.org
Fri Jan 6 06:10:15 PST 2012

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Em 06-01-2012 11:52, Markus Mohrhard escreveu:
> Hello Jean-Baptiste,
>> I have tried to reproduce the crash on Linux 64 bits by setting the
>> option value to 30000 and the creation of a new speadsheet took several
>> minutes. No crash but 5 Go of RAM. I killed LibO instead of closing the
>> file. Problem: when creating another spreadsheet I had still the same
>> option. Knowing that you can't access Calc options without having a Calc
>> document opend, how do you kill this vicious circle? Ok, easy for an
>> experienced user: open a small existing Calc document and modify the
>> option. I am not sure whether a new user can find the solution easily.
>> My proposition:
>> 1/ Maximum number of sheets : 10000
>> 2/ Limit on the number of sheets created by default: 20
> I won't implement that. We can't protect every user from his mistakes
> and IMHO we shouldn't even try to do that. If a user thinks he needs
> to set his initial number of sheets to 10000 he has to live with that.
> Calc is not foolproof and I don't plan to make it.

That means that the support/help-desk will have to be called to fix the
user stupidity. In productions enviroments, help desk charges per call.

On a side note, I don't know what is the difference, or utility of this
configuration parameter.

How many (practical) documents need to be open with dozens, hundredth or
thousands empty sheets?

Why a template does not address this?

Is this configuration will spark user stupidity, my vote is to drop it

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